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RETRO R/C wrote:LOLOL - I think the bird needs a clown hat!

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ROTFL - mate - your a dead set champion.....could not agree with your comments more.

I will say that there is also plenty of good things to be said for people that preserve NIB and new built cars as well. EVERY time a NIB gets built or a new built gets run - that is one less in the world. While they may have been meant to be built and run - there is also a strange "self deprivation" type of satisfaction from stopping yourself from building a piece of our hobbies history. Just knowing what you could build and thumbing through the manual and parts is a good feeling too - so is admiring the box art etc etc .....ahhh - waffle waffle waffle...Sorry!

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Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!! Now you're just talking CrAzY talk! Ya can't open a NIB, let alone run it! We'll just set it right over here on this long horizontal plank - it's NOT a shelf!! It's just a random horizontal plank that happens to be in the vicinity of a wall, between the floor and the ceiling, shrouded in glass, behind a locked door, pressure sensors on the lock ... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Fun...Fun...FUN!!! This was my Bosscat Works first run.

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Now Jason, you see the difference between you and me here.....

I would have still run the BossCat like that (well.... maybe not EXACTLY like that.... puddles are good at letting the smoke out...), but I bet you took it home and cleaned the second life out of it... myself, I would have put it back on the shelf, coated... as an example of how cars are supposed to be!!!

But then, that's just me.....

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Alex the sad truth with this car was that I did just the opposite. I took it home alright,sat it to one side of the work bench and didnt get around to pulling it down for around six months. EEK! Yep rusted diff balls to plates and all. The best part was though that I had enough spares to rebuild a near new car. Saying this though i haven't taken her back into the water since. Besides the 5.5 turn GTB didnt like swimming so deep in the end....Ha Ha Ha!
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Veni vidi vehicli, Bormac?
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I just realised something when I went home last night and looked at everything...I don't have shelves... :?

I did try to run one of my RC10's last night mildly in response to this thread and I found my batteries don't work anymore :shock:

How do you get them going again? Do I need to fully discharge them and then charge them or what? :oops: :|

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Ed, first thing first: what kind of batteries do you use? Anyway, you should defo try to discharge them at 0,7 Volts (3300 mAmps) or 0,9 Volts (3700 mAmps), ideally with a Novak Smart Tray. NEVER full discharge your batteries, you could bring them beneath zero Volt and cause a polarity reverse. Another very usefull item that REALLY takes care of your batteries is SPINTEC ( http://www.spintec.nl/ ), it helps reconditionning your batteries and breaks the crystals that may have formed. It's a bit hefty, but it's worth the investment. Hope this helps. If you plan not using your batteries during a few months, depending on what you use, charge them at 500 mAmps and stock them in a dry room at ambient temperature.
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Asso_man! wrote:Ed, first thing first: what kind of batteries do you use? Anyway, you should defo try to discharge them at 0,7 Volts (3300 mAmps) or 0,9 Volts (3700 mAmps), ideally with a Novak Smart Tray. NEVER full discharge your batteries, you could bring them beneath zero Volt and cause a polarity reverse. Another very usefull item that REALLY takes care of your batteries is SPINTEC ( http://www.spintec.nl/ ), it helps reconditionning your batteries and breaks the crystals that may have formed. It's a bit hefty, but it's worth the investment. Hope this helps. If you plan not using your batteries during a few months, depending on what you use, charge them at 500 mAmps and stock them in a dry room at ambient temperature.
Thanks for the tips Asso_man!...

What do you mean what batteries do I use? I just use stick packs of various types, 6 cells, tamiya connectors, 3000mAh to 1500mAh, just stock stuff.

My battery charger is quite old and doesn't have the setting for charging them to a certain mAh...that's probably the problem...

I have no money for that SPINTEC device unfortunately :cry:

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In order for you to be able to revive you batteries well you need to be able to discharge each cell individually. That only works when you have a side by side configuration with both the positive and negative end of each cell exposed. It won't work with stick packs. Trying to equally discharge a stick pack is like putting a one legged man in a butt-kicking contest....nothing good will come of it. Just try putting a charge into one of the newest packs and see how it goes. If one cell gets hot before the others, you'll have to pull the pack apart and rebuild it as a side by side, then get a discharge tray to bring the voltages of each cell down to the same level then start charging from there.

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adam lancia wrote:In order for you to be able to revive you batteries well you need to be able to discharge each cell individually. That only works when you have a side by side configuration with both the positive and negative end of each cell exposed. It won't work with stick packs. Trying to equally discharge a stick pack is like putting a one legged man in a butt-kicking contest....nothing good will come of it. Just try putting a charge into one of the newest packs and see how it goes. If one cell gets hot before the others, you'll have to pull the pack apart and rebuild it as a side by side, then get a discharge tray to bring the voltages of each cell down to the same level then start charging from there.
Oh, no.

The packs are sticks and when I charge them they don't get hot at all and also they worked only a week or so ago. Maybe if I put them in my airing cupboard and heated them up a bit...

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Man, totally missed this thread. It sucks when you have to work at work :lol:

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Since this has gotten onto Batt Condition/ing....I dont have the Equipment, OR the Money for it, and I have 2 GP 3300 Side X Side Packs that USED to be AWESOME, until I let them sit for a few months. :oops: Would somebody here who HAS said Equipment be willing to Recondition (or at least try) them for me? If so, what might one Charge for such a Service?

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MONSTER wrote:Since this has gotten onto Batt Condition/ing....I dont have the Equipment, OR the Money for it, and I have 2 GP 3300 Side X Side Packs that USED to be AWESOME, until I let them sit for a few months. :oops: Would somebody here who HAS said Equipment be willing to Recondition (or at least try) them for me? If so, what might one Charge for such a Service?
I left mine for a couple of weeks and now they are caputski... :cry:

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